Poopington has obtained the gold, silver, and bronze poops. Now he must quest to obtain the diamond, emerald, and ruby poops.
Rex: And redstone.
Me: Ruby is a red stone.
Rex: No, in Minecraft there’s ruby and redstone.
Weigh-ins are the day before the meet, and I got an email saying that you could weigh in from 9-11, or from 5-7. Which is some bullshit. I mean I guess I will just get up at 7 and start cutting and make it by 11, but I’d hate to be a quarter pound over and then not be able to eat until 5 PM. I thought about emailing Jimmy the meet director back to whine. Instead I spoke to Porter about it. And after saying incredulously and annoyingly “TEN POUNDS?!” when I told him how much I was cutting (really 8, hopefully), he said he would be able to weigh me in if I didn’t make it by 11.
I don’t understand why the schedule change bc Porter and Jimmy will both probably be on hand all day. Yes, setting up, but how hard is it to take a 3 minute break to check a guy’s weight on a digital scale. I just want to make it by 11 and there not to be an issue/not to owe a favor to Porter. If you think I’m a petulant, belligerant little asshole now you should see me cutting weight.
Manta Ray Squat: 45×5, 135×4, 225×3, 275, 315, 355, 365
LBS: 225×2, 315, 405×1,1, 425×1; 385×2
Not a good day. 425 felt light the 1st time. Thought I’d left a 10 off one side. Left it off both sides. Real 425 was harder. Cut volume a little short so I wouldn’t have to superset squat and deadlift sets.
Floor Press: 45×10, 95×6, 145×4, 195×3, 245×3, 295×2, 315, 335; 310×3
0″: 455, 485, 495
Never have I been so unthrilled by a 15 lb deadlift PR. Fatman was right about over-under grip, it did not help. Pulled 495 hook.
IDK it was a pretty bad day all around so that’s something. Could have sat on my ass for several more attempts and pulled an ugly 510, probably. I’m good for it.And should get 25-30 lbs out of the switch to a better bar at the meet so that’s something too.
Overall I’m happy with my sumo and happy with my latest version of deadlift training. I might not pull mega-weights at the meet bc I started sumo too late, but I feel that my current system is sustainable.
Cable Row: 1 set
It’s funny how a lot can change based on my meet performance. It could even affect you. If I total lower/the same as my last meet will I quit powerlifting, take up bodybuilding and become the next Mr. Veinz? If I total a little higher, will I admit my folly, become a cynic like Fatman, and a mega-mope? If I total much higher, will I become* insufferably conceited, alienating my internet friends? Who knows what direction this blog will take?